Rudy Calls Out Dems On Healthcare

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Giuliani Sees Socialism in Democrats’ Plans, Washington Post, April 28, 2007.

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani pulled out the S-word to criticize universal-health-care plans advocated by Democratic presidential candidates.

The Republican hopeful said in a visit to Raleigh, N.C., that Democrats who urged “mandatory” universal health care at a debate Thursday night were “moving toward socialized medicine so fast, it’ll make your head spin,” according to the Associated Press.

Giuliani instead advocated for a private solution. “When we want to cover poor people, as we should, we give them vouchers,” he said.

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4 Responses to “Rudy Calls Out Dems On Healthcare”

  1. frecklescassie Says:

    That still lets the insurance companies make money instead of using the money to actually give people treatment and medicine.

  2. WA for Rudy Says:

    Look to all of the countries with socialized medicine or “universal healthcare” and tell me what kind of care patients receive. Endless lines, lower quality of care, and BILLIONS of dollars wasted in unneccessary bureaucratic processes.

    I for one am a firm believer in capitalism and the power of free markets. I know healthcare is expensive, but you can’t even begin to imagine how much it will cost ALL OF US if the government is given exclusive control as a provider.

  3. frecklescassie Says:

    We are the only industrialized country in the entire world that does not have universal health care.

  4. WA for Rudy Says:

    Frecklescassie, many of these countries also have lousy economies and have to chose between military spending or healthcare. Take Canada as a case in point. They can’t even maintain a Navy because of the outrageous costs associated with socialized medicine.

    Now I’m not sure that HSA’s are the answer either. And I’m generally opposed to big HMOs jacking up the cost of insurance for little reason. But this is one area where the Democrats will have a major fight on their hands, and could cost them elections for decades if they ever get it passed through Congress. Tax increases are sure to follow, and our prized role of “best of the best” in terms of skilled doctors will quickly change.

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